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READ THIS: In an All-Too-Timely Book, 8 Key Questions About the Holocaust

The National Book Review | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes W.W. Norton & Co. 432 pp. Why the Jews? Why t...

A German Love Letter to Americans

Anne Biging | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Anne Biging

Dear Americans, This is a love letter to you from a German baby boomer, who came to the USA in the 1970's. Back then, I studied at Trinity Universit...

Immigrants Old and New

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Robert Slayton

There is deep concern about Middle Eastern immigration these days. Like so many Americans, comedian Bill Maher opposes letting Syrian refugees into t...

10 Hard-To-Pronounce But Surprisingly Delicious Things To Try In Bavaria

Alissa Maier | Posted 09.24.2016 | Taste
Alissa Maier

Every hotel in and around Munich has been fully booked for months. The atmosphere is boisterous and joyful. Beer drinkers from all over the world are clinking their steins together. All these signs leave no doubt-- it's Oktoberfest!

The Ultimate Guide To 8 Famous Stereotypes Italians Have About Germany

Lisa Fontana | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel
Lisa Fontana

My first time in Germany was quite shocking, especially because of having to deal with all the stereotypes and misunderstandings which are counterproductive and misleading in the encounter between cultures.

If We Equate Muslims With Terrorists, al-Qaeda Wins

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

The vast majority of believers adhere to mainstream religion and seek three things there: community, moral guidance, and the comforts of ritual and belief. A minority get caught up in what I call Old Time Religion. OTR is authoritarian, reactionary, oppressive, and bent on domination.

Lessons of the Berlin Wall's Forgotten Aftermath

Tim Stone | Posted 02.23.2017 | World
Tim Stone

Though the Wende, or "Change," freed the East German people from over forty years of Stalinist dictatorship, remembering the forgotten side of German unification -- when right-wing hooligans waged thousands of attacks on defenseless foreigners -- provides a cautionary tale of failed leadership.

Private Sector Training Initiatives Lead to Increased Profits

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 01.08.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

We have a three-pronged problem here in the United States, and it's up to you and me to solve it.

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

Viral Video Lampoons German Language, But What Do Linguists Say?

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science

German just isn't the gentlest-sounding language -- at least not to the ears of English speakers. Just have a look and listen at the video above, whic...

Rats and Cats During WWI

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

My grandfather on my mother's side talked about the Great War (WWI, la Grande Guerre) every single day of his life. As far as us kids were concerned, ...

Mistaken Identity Abroad

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Something funny has been happening to me when I travel in Western Europe: I get taken for Norwegian. It's odd because as far as I know, there's never...

PHOTOS: Man Discovers WWII Letter That Reveals Late Father's Past

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

Soon after his father died in 1988, Joe McEachern came across a bag full of Joe Sr.'s things. Among them was a letter that would reveal the elder McEa...

WATCH: An Ode To Non-Fire Starting Germans

Posted 01.05.2012 | Los Angeles

German DJ Flula Borg is feeling really "embarrass" about the German-born man charged with lighting dozens of arson fires in Los Angeles. But Borg is n...

War Horse Retains the Spielberg Magic

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Stephen Spielberg works his magic one more time in a beautifully crafted movie titled War Horse. This tale of a horse and its experiences during World War I make for an emotional journey and also a rewarding one.

WATCH: Are You A Party Pooper?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy

Over the past few weeks, German vlogger Flula Borg has more than entertained us by explaining the American idioms that confuse him as he learns Englis...

On Libya and Liberty

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

When we vote or decide or discuss or debate, we are supposed to be informed. However, if we so often rely on superstitions and belief systems that don't work, how is there any truth at all?

Germans Leaving Catholic Church In Droves

Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion

By Niels Sorrells Religion News Service BERLIN (RNS) The number of Germans leaving the Roman Catholic Church rose dramatically in 2010 as Pope Benedi...

Can Celine's Anti-Semitism Be Denied After Reading His Graphic Anti-Semitic Descriptions?

The New York Review of Books | Wyatt Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From "Uncovering Céline" Wyatt Mason The New York Review of Books Bagatelles pour un massacre [Trifles for a Massacre] by Louis-Ferdinand Céli...

Rich Germans Demand Higher Taxes

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of rich Germans has launched a petition calling for the government to make wealthy people pay higher taxes....

Is Muslim The New Queer?

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

When Obama gets called Muslim, there are many Americans who are quick to correct the facts and make sure the public knows Obama isn't Muslim. But where are the people speaking up and saying that Muslims are not bad people? How come almost nobody is saying it's not OK to hate?